Starting in 2000, districts may charter in their own attendance area.
The 3 sponsoring entities are: (1) the State Board of Education, (2) the State Board for Charter Schools, and (3) the governing boards of school districts.
Length of charter:
15, review every 5 years
Caps on number of schools:
If sponsored by a local district, a charter school receives per pupil funding equal to at least the average cost per pupil for the district as a whole. If a charter is state approved, the charter school is funded directly by the state based on the state funding formula for all schools.